Saturday, June 20, 2009

Lazerus Gate


At the end of the 16th century a German banker mason (Gregorius Cool) settled in Gouda. He left the city magnificent works, like the city hall you have seen, but also this entry gate, which used to be the entrance to the leprosy house somewhere else in town.


The work displays the biblical story of the poor Lazarus and the rich man. The gate was torn down in 1939 and rebuild at this spot in 1964. I think it is magnificent!

3 comments:

m_m said...

Very very lovely gate, good that they rebuilt it!

Great piece of history!

Regards,
m_m

Cezar and Léia said...

FAbulous gate!
MAny thanks for sharing!
Léia

Julie said...

Marcel!!! You promised 6 facing bricks ... you cannot just stop with the whore.